This excerpt comes from our sister magazine Architectural Lighting.
The goal for interior LED lighting has long been to emulate incandescents in color performance—particularly the warm, steady glow they offer when dimmed. But solid-state lighting’s potential remains its ability to be adjusted, post-installation, to meet a space’s changing needs. Manufacturers are now developing color-tunable fixtures, giving specifiers greater control over their lighting choices.
Tunable color must be available across an application, says Jeff Spencer, product management and market development director at Juno Lighting Group, in order for the technology to meet its value proposition of helping to improve end-users' attention and productivity in offices and classrooms, aiding in health care patients' recovery, and generally improving the visual comfort in a space throughout the day. Juno’s Indy ChromaControl LED technology can integrate with luminaires such as downlights, wallwashers, and adjustable accent lights to provide black body dimming and white- and color-tunability.
The company donated downlights from that series to a recent re-design of patient rooms at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, N.Y., helping to create a healing environment for children who are hospitalized long-term due to illness.